On the Boards

DavidL. Cohen
DavidL. Cohen
Posted: September 03, 2013

VNA Community Services Inc., an Abington nonprofit that provides health care and health-related community services to vulnerable populations, named Harvey Portner president. He is a partner with the Professional Healthcare Institute and vice president of the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners.

RSVP of Montgomery County, a nonprofit that promotes volunteerism among area adults, appointed Deborah Hong to its board. She is a partner at Stradley Ronon's Malvern office and vice chair of the firm's mergers-and-acquisitions practice group.

Nancy Hastings has been named to the board of the New Jersey chapter of the Community Associations Institute. She is chief executive officer of MAMCO Property Management, an Associa company, in Mount Laurel.

Tracy E. Hill has been named to the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, a nonprofit whose mission is to "inspire learning through playwriting." She is a lecturer with the University of Pennsylvania's Applied Psychology and Human Development Division of the Graduate School of Education.

The Forum of Executive Women, a Fort Washington women's leadership organization, elected the following officers: Nila G. Betof, chief operating officer, Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design, is president; Suzanne Mayes, member, corporate law, at Cozen O'Connor, is vice president; Margaret A. McCausland, principal at McCausland & McCausland L.L.C., is secretary; Gloria V. Rabinowitz, president and CEO of GCM Group L.L.C., is treasurer.

   Board members include Denise McGregor Armbrister, executive director and senior vice president of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation/CDC and Wells Fargo & Co.; Kathleen Bellwoar, president of PPT Consulting; Lisa B. Binder, president of g2G Associates; Robin Frye Bond, managing partner at Transition Strategies L.L.C.; Deana A. Calvelli, principal at Calvelli Consulting; Lisa Detwiler, director, legal department, Pershing L.L.C., a BNY Mellon company; Penny Conly Ellison, circuit mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit; Jane H. Firth, president of Firth Leadership Partners; Paulette A. Gabriel, president of Key Leadership Initiatives; Katherine Hatton, vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Gina M. Merritt-Epps, corporate counsel and secretary at South Jersey Industries; Robin Neifield, CEO of NetPlus Marketing Inc.; Pamela DeGraff Porter, executive vice president of the Strategic Consulting Opportunity Finance Network; Linda K. Stone, a consultant; Carole L. Weintraub, partner, Beaumont Staffing and Consulting; Nancy E. Winkler, treasurer of the City of Philadelphia. Autumn Bayles, vice president, strategic development at Aramark, is immediate past president.

Support Center for Child Advocates, a Philadelphia pro-bono legal organization that represents children who are abused, neglected or abandoned, elected the following officers to its board: Mark Gittelman, chief practice counsel-asset recovery for PNC Bank N.A., is president; Matthew Siegel, an attorney at Cozen O'Connor, is vice president; Beth Hanssens, senior vice president and chief financial officer for PBS Kids Sprout, is treasurer; A. Nicole Friant, pro bono counsel at Duane Morris, is secretary.

   The following were named to the board: Stroud Hellebusch, a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch; Susan M. Rubinovitz, a small-business owner and legal recruiter who places attorneys in law firms and corporations for SMR Legal Search, and Scott M. Lempert, an attorney at Sandals & Associates P.C.

Chester County Futures, an Exton nonprofit that works with middle and high school students providing academic, mentoring and scholarship support, elected the following board members John D. Atkinson, a retired senior executive with Accenture; Marcia Zaruba O'Connor, founder and president of the O'Connor Group; Frederick Carl Walton, vice president for student affairs at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, and Donna M. Coughey, market sales leader for WSFS Bank's Pennsylvania operations.

Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service of Southern New Jersey, a Cherry Hill-based nonprofit agency that provides an array of social services to individuals and families in need, named Michael A. Weinberg to its board. He is a partner in the family law department at Archer & Greiner P.C. in Haddonfield.

The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has named the following board members: Rocco Casciato, general manager at Dave & Buster's Plymouth Meeting; David L. Cohen, senior manager of program analysis and development at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Mary Ann Murtha, chief retail officer, senior vice president of retail sales, at Huntingdon Valley Bank.

Brandywine Health Foundation, a Coatesville-based public foundation that makes grants to nonprofits improving health in the Coatesville area, named Jason D. Alexander and Margaret C. Rivello to its board. Alexander is a principal and co-founder of Capacity for Change L.L.C., West Chester. Rivello is acting county health director at the Chester County Health Department.

- Mike Zebe

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